The cloud — both on-premise and off-premise — is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are getting vendors to customize hardware for specific cloud-based workloads.
Lenovo wants a bigger chunk of that market and is working toward offering custom-built converged servers targeted at specific tasks. The company is also looking for a larger opportunity with custom hardware for large-scale customers.
Companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon are designing their own servers for mega-data centers. These servers are designed to handle workloads specific to the company’s requirements, like responding to search requests or recognizing people in uploaded images.